COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  APRIL 2011
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,298
In-Person Response           12,023
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,368  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       9,655  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             14,321
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,345 9.4%   Exploitation   12 0.1%
Physical Abuse   3,168 22.1%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   212 1.5%
Severe Neglect   268 1.9%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,626 25.3%
General Neglect   4,042 28.2%   Total   14,321 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,648 11.5%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF APRIL 30, 2011
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 959     5    
  Family Maintenance     14,132     52      
      Under 12 Months 12,903              
      Over 12 Months 1,229              
  Family Reunification     9,026     1,178      
      Under 18 Months 8,229              
      Over 18 Months 797              
  Permanent Placement     10,644     3,619      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 34,761     4,854      
  * Adoption services caseload represents children in in-home and out-of-home services caseload receiving adoption services.  
 
CHILD CHARACTERISTICS   CHILDREN IN OUT-OF-HOME PLACEMENT
Age       Relative/Non-Relative Extended Family Member Home 7,600
Birth - 2 Years   6,652 19.1%   Foster Family Home   1,224
3 - 4 Years     4,326 12.4%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,443
5 - 9 Years   8,407 24.2%   Small Family Home   69
10 - 13 Years     6,248 18.0%   Group Home   1,061
14 - 15 Years     3,552 10.2%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 28
16 - 17 Years   3,921 11.3%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,425
18 Years & Older   1,655 4.8%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 185
Age Total   34,761 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 858
Gender   Guardian Home 2,260
Male   17,151 49.3%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,728
Female   17,610 50.7%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   34,761 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,377children received D Rate and 441 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     4,131 11.9%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     19,713 56.7%  
African American     9,818 28.2%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     580 1.7%   Foster Homes ** 932 2,370
American Indian/Alaskan Native   144 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 3,699 10,368
Filipino     201 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   2,574 6,970
Other   174 0.5%       Out-of-County   1,125 3,398
Ethnicity Total     34,761 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   72 106
  Group Homes *   177 2,492
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   140 1,855
Children Who Ran Away During the Month   71     Out-of-County   37 637
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month   3    
NOTE:  Data from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System - As of 8/7/2011. * Data are being tracked by DCFS Group Home Resource Development and Support
            A child is counted once during the report month.   Section.
    ** Excluded licensed homes on hold.
 Source: Data are from the Child Welfare Services/Case Management   
               System (CWS/CMS) Datamart History Table, unless stated otherwise.                           Prepared by: BIS Information Technology Services Division - Statistics Section